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From "Inger, Matthew" <>
Subject RE: [all] [VFS] Where are the committers?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2004 20:05:58 GMT
So, what's the licensing issues involved with moving a
Sandbox component over the SF?  
-----Original Message-----
From: robert burrell donkin
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 3:00 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
Subject: Re: [all] [VFS] Where are the committers?

hi michael

(please take this in the positive way in which it's intended.)

i'm very sad to say that the jakarta commons rules don't really allow  
new committers to be nominated for sandbox components: existing apache  
committers will be granted karma upon request but new committers should  
only be elected for work on existing components.

the jakarta commons team runs the sandbox on behalf of the jakarta pmc  
and the rules are theirs (not ours). so one option would be to repeat  
this request (or ask for an existing ASF committer to volunteer) on  
jakarta general.

the sandbox is a public place where existing apache committers can  
experiment. some experiment gather momentum and gain promotion either  
to the commons proper or elsewhere. in other cases the committers loose  
interest and the component languishes.

if vfs has good code but has lost it's community of developers then  
there are various options. hopefully an existing committer might  
volunteer to restart VFS development. with a healthy community,  
development and promotion could be reasonably quick.

but if this doesn't happen then the VFS community might consider  
starting to work on an enhanced version over at sourceforge. you would  
still be very welcome to continue to use this list for communication  
but you would have the freedom to develop and nominate committers  
without the rules we need here at apache. if you choose the AL2.0  
license then there's every possibility that the project could be  
reunified one day.

- robert

On 1 Apr 2004, at 09:21, Michael Davey wrote:

> Hello,
> It looks as though the committers for VFS are currently busy working on
> other projects.  I would like to propose that a vote is held to admit
> Mario Ivankovits as a Commons-Sandbox committer.
> Mario has been active on the developer list for over a year and has
> submitted patches for FTP and VFS.  More recently, Mario has spent
> some time setting up a test server for VFS.
> msg38267.html
> msg38413.html
> msg38412.html
> There has been increasing interest in the VFS project over the last few
> months, and it needs someone to be focusing on it. Mario has expressed  
> an
> interest in moving VFS forward and, I believe, is ready.
> However, I am not a committer myself, so is there anyone who would be
> willing to sponsor this proposal and send out the appropriate "VOTE"
> email?
> -- 
> Michael
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